Isle of Skye, Day 2: The Old Man of Storr & black sand dunes.

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In the car again (which, yes, I guess is pretty mandatory seeing as this IS the documentation of a road trip) we headed towards Portree, on the coffee hunt. (The instant stuff often found in hostels does not count/deserve to be titled “coffee”, in my humble opinion…)

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After the mornings first cuppa, we had a peek at the harbour and nicked some wild blackberries.
 

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But the real destination for the morning was the Old Man of Storr; the large pinnacle you can see to the right.

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The views from the hike up the hill were just stunning. Look at all that blue!

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Voila! We did not make it all the way to the top; instead we laid down in the grass for a while, seeking shelter from the light winds and just enjoyed the landscape.

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The rest of the afternoon we drove around the northern part of the isle, had coffee under sizzling sun in Dunvegan before driving back towards “our” part of the isle.

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Final stop before dinner was Talisker Bay. 

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I was well intrigued by the black (???) sand dunes.

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We ended the evening with a meal and a pint at The Old Inn in Carbost; they even had a vegan curry!!! (That I downed in like 7 minutes tops. So hungry from all the fresh air!)


Isle of Skye, Day 1: Fairy pools & Highland Coo's.

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Once on Skye, we (lol, rather I*) decided that we should ∼SEIZE THE DAY∼ before checking into our hostel of the evening. So off to the Fairy Pools we went.

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Clearly that was by no means an original idea, as we were seemingly joined by the rest of Scotland's tourists... Oh well!

{Also note the difference of the sky here! One direction vs the other.}

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We stated that the pools looked way cooler on pinterest... (possibly reached a lower score because of the crowd of tourists there.)

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On the way back however, we encountered these fellas. Highland cows!

SO HAIRY!

SO CUTE!

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They weren't really up for posing though... *given the cold shoulder*

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 Our hostel for the following days was probably one of the best ones I ever stayed. The Skyewalker Hostel.

Not ONLY because no one loves a pun more than I (and this place that's pretty much themed on one?! DREAMY!), but it was also by far the most well-equipped one I have ever been to. Plenty of kitchen utensils, music instruments, books and *drum-roll*... trust-worthy showers!

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To top things off, they also had this massive ball of a glasshouse out in the garden. Imagine lying there on a starry night. Safe from the mosquitoes. :')

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 The kitchen wall had a slogan suitable for this blog - or what do you say? ;)

More from our road trip:  → Aberdeen ⇒ Inverness. → Inverness ⇒ Fort Augustus ⇒ Eilean Donan